Abundance Mine

The Abundance Mine is a iron mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,449 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Abundance Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 44.5667, -117.01500

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Abundance Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Abundance Mine


Commodity

Primary: Iron
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Iron Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Siegwein, John


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: BLANKET


Structure

Type: R
Description: High-Angle Faulting And Westward Tilting Of The Fault Blocks.

Type: L
Description: Unconformity Between The Andesite Flows And The Greenstone And Marble Formations.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Secondary Copper Enrichment In The Sulfides.


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Jasper
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: IRON IS TOO LOW-GRADE AS A SOURCE FOR COMMERCIAL PIG IRON.

Comment (Geology): LENSES OF HEMATITE ARE SUCCEEDED BY A ZONE OF SILICEOUS PORPHYRY BRECCIA.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S

Comment (Deposit): THE GEOLOGY OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF ANCIENT SEDIMENTARY ROCKS VERY EXTENSIVELY INTRUDED AND REPLACED WITH ERUPTIVE GRANITE, SCHISTOSE GREENSTONE, DIORITE, AND BASALT DIKES. THE GREENSTONE IS LIGHT TO DARK GRAY - GREEN, DENSE AND MASSIVE. THE MARBLE IS WHITE TO LIGHT GRAY, COARSELY CRYSTALLINE AND MASSIVE. IT IS INTERBEDDED WITH GREENSTONES. IN THE AREA AROUND THE GRANITIC ROCKS THE MARBLE IS REPLACED BY TACTITE, CONTAINING BROWN GARNET.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1919 COMPILE 20TH ANN. REPT MINING INDUSTRY

Reference (Deposit): 1947 RECON MACKIN, J.H., OPEN-FILE REPT.

Reference (Deposit): 1953 GEOLMAP MACKIN, J.H., BULL. 982-E, P. 124,126,135,137,146-148; PL. 17.

Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J. H., 1953, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT: USGS BULL. 982-E, P. 146.

Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J.H., 1947, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS OPEN-FILE REPT., 23 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1919, TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1918, P. 108.


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